The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

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The Dead and Buried

By: Kim Harrington

Published by: Point
Released On: 2013-01-01

ISBN: 0545333024
Pages: 304
Genre: YA / Paranormal

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Format of Review Copy: Hardback
Source: ARC

Recommendable for people who enjoy:
YA, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance (ghost stories!)

Synopsis (from Amazon):
A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.Jade loves the house she’s just moved into with her family. She doesn’t even mind being the new girl at the high school: It’s a fresh start, and there’s that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . .But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things.Jade’s little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade’s jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn’t.Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house . . . is haunted.Haunted by a ghost who’s seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade’s school — until her untimely death last year. It’s up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets.But is one of them a murderer?


My Thoughts:

This book was great. I think the best way to describe this is to say it is a murder mystery, wrapped up in a ghost story.

A girl and her family move into a new house, and strange things start happening. She finds out from kids at the school that her new home is a “murder house”, where a student had died. Not just any student, this towns “leader” of the local “mean girls”. This book has ghosts, mean girls, broody hot guys, a murder mystery, and family drama.

I enjoyed the characters in this one.

Plot wise, I loved the “mystery” aspect of the book. So much so that I didn’t even mind the romance.

In Conclusion:

I *loved* this book! As in, read it in a day – loved it! Emotionally, I was everywhere from on the edge of my seat – to sobbing into my covers. I liked this book so much, it ended up on my favorite reads of 2012 list! I definitely say read it! Especially if you are a fan of YA, “ghost stories”, and murder mysteries!

Goodreads - Bunny Cates (Madisonville, KY)'s review of The Dead and Buried

This was also my first Kim Harrington book, and I am looking forward to picking up more of her books in the future!

Mom Notes:

A little on the scary side. Might cause one to question ones faith: “What happens after you die” etc. Would recommend for 12(ish)+

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